Suspension of Amaechi, Wamakko A Costly Mistake - Lamido

By The Citizen

Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, has blamed the crisis currently rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a result of 'costly mistakes' by its leadership.

The governor also stated that the leadership of the party is making a serious mistake by suspending 'most of its committed members' such as Sokoto State governor, Wamako and Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi.

The ruling party last month suspended Sokoto State governor for alleged anti-party activity, while Amaechi was suspended for his insistence to contest the Nigeria governor's forum chairmanship as against the wishes of the party.

But speaking on BBC Hausa service, Lamido said Bamanga Tukur's style of leadership is the reason for the crisis rocking the party.

Lamido said the internal problem within the party is worrisome and must be quickly resolved.

He said suspending both governors was not a wise decision.

The Jigawa State governor went further to disclose that the current PDP national chairman has not been abiding by the party's constitution.

He said the party's constitution stipulates that the National Executive Committee (NEC) was supposed to meet once in every three months. According to him, since the assumption of Tukur as chairman, the NEC has not met.

He said if they have been calling for those meetings, they would have discussed the issue of the suspended governors at the meeting before the suspension was announced.

He said the future will prove that the leadership has made terrible mistakes.